Michael Browning imagined a place where kids could play safely indoors while parents had space to work or relax. Urban Air Adventure Park was founded in 2011 in Grapevine, Texas.
From a single location, the company now has over 65 locations that feature climbing walls, warrior obstacle courses, tube playgrounds, ropes courses, trapezes, spinning-and-flipping bumper cars, and trampolines.
The company had $166 million in revenue in 2018 and CEO Browning says he expects to clear $2.5 million in profit. Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 list of the “Franchise 500” placed Urban Air at No. 97 based on growth, financial strength and stability out of more than 1,000 entries in this year’s competition.
Urban Air books 700-1,000 birthday parties every day. In early November 2019, one 10-year-old attending a birthday party fell from a zip line ride, breaking several bones.
The company has headquarters in Milltown, New Jersey.